Magellan launch

The EPSRC National Service for Computational Chemistry Software (NSCCS) is pleased to announce the launch of its new machine, Magellan.

Magellan is a 224-core SGI Altix 4700, with 896GB of memory and 1TB of storage. You may not be aware that the service is also available for materials chemistry applications and supports the following codes;

DL_POLY 2.17 and 3.07
SIESTA 2.0.1
GULP 3.1
CPMD 3.11.1
Quantum-ESPRESSO 3.1.1
NWChem 4.7

The NSCCS is particularly keen to attract experimental groups in the solid state area who might be interested in running simulations to help them analyse their results. These groups will be involved in a three-way collaboration with software support and hardware provided by the NSCCS, and additional scientific support provided by the Computational Materials Science group at the Daresbury and Rutherford Laboratories.

Any interested parties should contact the Service Manager, Dr Sarah Wilsey, for more information.

Further information about the NSCCS can be found on the Service website at

Link to national computer centre:
magellan computer

According to the statistics above the machine is having almost as much storage space in RAM as it is in the disk storage.